Just call me Tom
- Jan 12, 2008
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Thank you for answer, these plants grow really nice in warm climate. I remember you said some hybrid can not live long time in your garden(or your neighbor's? lol) You grow them by this way? Because I just want to try hybrids because heard easier~
Just be careful about the parents used. I've only grown Gisela (parviflorum v. parviflorum x macranthos) and Philipp (kentuckinese x macranthos) for more than 3 years and am trying new ones this season. Gisela has grown for me, but poorly because of the parviflorum parent I think. Philipp has done well though, I think because of kentuckiense and its heat tolerance.
The best choices (I'm guessing) would be hybrids where one parent at least is heat tolerant. Following that logic, hybrids with the following parents might do well in a hot place:
japonicum and formosanum (very limited availability, as in almost none!)
kentuckiense (best bet in my opinion)
henryi (seems a good choice, but untested by me so far)
fasciolatum (again, maybe a good choice)
This year I'm trialing out Michael, Sabine, Victoria, Lothar Pinkepank, and Aki. I'd love to try Sunny, Lucy Pinkepank, Uta, Ulli, and of course Tom Velardi!!!